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What Is a Washington Utility Bond? 

Washington utility bonds ensure that customers pay their utility bills in full and on time. Whereas most surety bonds protect consumers, utility bonds protect utility companies by ensuring that the company receives payment.

How Much Does a Utility Bond Cost in Washington?

The cost of a Washington utility deposit bond is based on personal credit score and the bond amount. Work with your utility provider to determine your bond coverage requirement based on historical or expected utility usage.

You can expect to pay a small percentage of the total coverage amount for your Washington utility bond premium. Apply today to receive an exact quote within one business day.

Bond Type
$1-$300,000Grant County Public Utility District Utility Guarantee Bond
$1,000-$100,000Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1 Utility Guarantee Bond works with the nation’s top surety providers to find the lowest pricing with no added fees. 

How Do I Get a Utility Bond in Washington? 

Choosing is the quickest and easiest way to get your Washington utility bond. Just follow these four steps: 

  • Step 1: Apply for your bond online
  • Step 2: Receive a free quote within one business day
  • Step 3: Pay for your invoice online or over the phone
  • Step 4: File the original bond form with your utility provider 

After you purchase your Washington utility bond, you’ll receive an instant digital copy. If you’re in a rush, select next-day or overnight shipping for your official bond form. 

How Do Washington Utility Deposit Bonds Work?

A Washington utility surety bond ensures that large utility customers will pay their bills in full and on time. If they fail to do so, the utility company can file a claim to receive the payment. The surety provider will pay the claim amount and the bondholder must reimburse the surety.

Washington utility bonds remain effective until released by the utility company and must be renewed annually. The surety can cancel this bond at any time by delivering written notice to the utilities provider at least 30 days before the termination date.

Learn more in our Guide to Utility Bonds.

Who Needs a Utility Bond? 

Most utility companies in Washington require high-volume energy users such as manufacturers, restaurants or campgrounds to be bonded before turning on utility services. 

Your utility company will notify you if you need to purchase a Washington utility bond. 

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